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6 Ways to Turn Your Kids Into Geniuses

Family Field Guide<p>Kids are curious and imaginative, and they like being challenged—just like any average genius. Nurturing these qualities will keep kids’ genius juices flowing—even beyond childhood. So get children into brainiac-mode by challenging them with these Nat Geo Kids’ activities that …

U of R online course helps parents help their children with autism face their fears

Drawing on the expertise of parents and coaches, Sarah Elizabeth Ivens is providing a free online program to reduce anxiety in children with autism …

25 STEM toys under $25 that educate and entertain kids at the same time

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>A lot of things have changed since I was growing up, but watching my young cousins play has reassured me of one thing: kids still love …

Keep Your Veggie Garden Growing

Most gardeners are used to growing or buying spring seedlings to establish their vegetable gardens. But what happens when spring is over and early …

Gardening 101: Petunias

Petunia, <i>Petunia</i> x <i>atkinsiana</i><p>Once again it is time to give a salute and thanks for the many stalwart garden plants we have inherited from our southern …

7 fastest-growing flower seeds for the perfect summer garden

It's not too late to get some gorgeous summer colour in your outdoor space.<p><b>If you can’t find the time to spend hours pruning and preening your backyard, finding flower seeds that grow quickly is essential.</b><p>The team at GardenBuildingsDirect.co.uk have looked into the plants and flowers that grow the …

The old-school way we spend time together as a family—and cut down on screen time

Summer is here and moms everywhere are trying to fill the hours with things to do and ways to keep our children entertained or busy while they're …

10 Imaginative Scenes for Teaching Children to Visualize as They Read

Picturing what’s happening in a text while reading or listening — making “brain movies,” as some experts call it — is a cornerstone of reading …

Everything You Need to Know About Composting

Composting is good for lots of reasons. Many gardeners believe that utilizing compost is an integral part of creating a healthier garden ecosystem.

Plantar Fasciitis Release Technique

The simple solution to relieve pain.<p>While plantar fasciitis may sound mysterious, the experience isn’t. Millions of people undergo any number of the following on a daily basis: a pain in their heel the moment their foot hits the ground in the morning; tenderness in the heel and arch area; pain in …

10 Secret Ingredients That Can Help Your Garden Grow

All of these pantry ingredients help your garden grow.<p><b>Make flowers bloom like crazy with baking soda</b><p>If there were an award for most versatile of …

25 Cheap Outdoor Activities to Keep Kids Busy ALL Summer

Keeping track of curious preschoolers can be a tough job, especially during the Summer months when school's out. So if you have a little one who needs to release some energy ASAP, look no further, because this list of outdoor activities will keep your kiddos busy for hours.<p>Whether you're just …

Six Ways to Get Your School on the Education 4.0 Train

By onJune 7, 2018 9:52 AM<p>By Ido Yerushalmi, CEO of Intelitek.<p><i>Seeing gaps between what you're teaching and what your students need to be able to</i> …

Education

3 Common Exercises You’re Doing Incorrectly (and How to Fix Them)

Plank, crunch, and jump better than ever.<p>Ever wonder why you’re not seeing results at the gym? It could be your form. Thanks to fitness trainer …

Hips

Singapore Math Teaching Strategies and Materials

Singapore Math is a program with a unique framework with a focus on building problem-solving skills and an in-depth understanding of essential math …

5 Golden Rules for Raising Mentally Strong Kids

Give your kids the skills they'll need to tackle life's toughest challenges head-on.<p>When my first book, <i>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do</i>, hit the shelves, readers kept asking me the same question over and over again: "How do I teach my kids how to be mentally strong?"<p>I was thrilled to learn …

Discipline Strategies That Promote Healthy Self-Esteem

Disciplining a child for making a poor choice doesn't mean you have to make him feel bad about himself. In fact, discipline that shames children can …

Self-esteem

Always Remember When to Water Your Plants With This App

When it comes to plants, I’m good at exactly one thing: killing them. There’s a small tree on my desk right now while I’m writing this that I just …

Pest Control

Alan Titchmarsh: A foolproof guide to growing wisteria

Alan Titchmarsh gives advice for growing this most glorious of horticultural spectacles.<p>There’s a lot to be said for a slow start to spring. Yes, …

The #FitnessChallenge is on its way to you, after reaching Virat Kohli and even PM Modi. Here’s how to ace it.

The #FitnessChallenge is on its way to you, after reaching Virat Kohli and even PM Modi. Here’s how to ace it.<p>Instagram/virat.kohli<p>How to do push-ups …

'Skip time-outs' and 9 other parenting secrets to fixing your kids' bad behavior

<i>Editor's note: This was originally published in May, not long before the end of school. The start of a new school year seemed like a good time to</i> …

Parenting

Ancillary Services for Special Needs Children

Simply put, ancillary services are support services that are provided to children with disabilities to help them reach their individual educational …

Physiotherapy

7 books kids should read this summer, according to a school librarian

The ultimate grade-by-grade book guide for summer reading!<p>From math flashcards to summer reading lists, all parents have big plans for educational summer activities that will keep kids using their brains.<p>But sometimes, parents find August looming and realize there have been more water gun fights …

How to Make Your Garden Productive All Year Long

Earlier this month, Jeanne Nolan of The Organic Gardener ventured into the WTTW organic garden for the first round of spring planting – and even a …

Gardening

Priyanka Chopra’s ‘Plank Attack’ Move Will Tone Your Glutes and Core at Once

This challenging exercise will engage and tighten your core and butt.<p>With all the butt-kicking Priyanka Chopra does on ABC’s <i>Quantico</i>, it seems only …

10 Car Games for Kids That Don’t Involve Screens

All 50 States<p><i>USA License Plate Game, $20</i><p>If you’re going to be covering some distance, this is a great game to have for the kids that can last hours, …

Kids

This 15-30 minute routine makes your brain healthier, younger, and smarter

“Everything popular is wrong”  —  Oscar Wilde<p>In the book, <i>BLUE ZONES: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest</i><i>,</i> author Dan …

IT BRINGS WEALTH AND PROSPERITY: HERE’S HOW TO GROW THIS MAGICAL PLANT AT HOME

DO YOU LIKE TULIPS? YOU WON’T BELIEVE HOW EASY IT IS TO GROW THEM AT HOME! JUST FOLLOW THESE STEPS